The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an absolute must if you’re going on a trip to Venice.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is based in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni overlooking the Canale Grande. In 1948 the art collector Peggy Guggenheim, niece of the magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim, acquired the so-called “unfinished palace”, where she lived for some years. In 1951 she opened the palace and her collection to the public until 1979, when she died: her ashes are buried in a corner of the private garden with her many dogs.
Some years before her death, the collector sold the property of her collection to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation with the agreement that the art pieces would have remained in Venice; after her death, the Foundation also acquired the palace. In 1895 they opened the collection again to the public.
Nowadays it is one of the principle Italian museums of European and American art of the first half of the 20th Century. The museum hosts the permanent collection and also some temporary exhibition. The collection gathers art pieces of the American modernism and the Italian futurism, together with famous cubist, surrealist and expressionist works.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is worth a visit.
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